Friday, August 23, 2013

A True American Hero

As anyone who reads this blog regularly knows, I am quite concerned about the future of our great country and the direction that America is headed in.  Especially lately, it seems that there is just so much to be sad about and not so much to feel hopeful for.  It can certainly be hard not to get caught up in the pessimism.

Then once in a while there is a light that breaks through, beaming and shining brightly enough to help us all remember the special thing we share as Americans and human beings.  Antoinette Tuff is one of those people that brings light and love to this world.

If you have not had the chance to listen to her 911 call, please take the time to do so.  Antoinette is the bookkeeper who helped to save the lives of the children at a Georgia elementary school when an armed and dangerous mentally ill man came onto campus apparently looking to kill.

In the end no one was hurt and the world learned of a wonderful woman named Antoinette Tuff, instead of what could have been yet another horrible tragedy.

Start the video at the 48 second mark to hear Antoinette demonstrate what real empathy and heart can do.


  1. That made me cry a bit. It is unfortunate that each one of these horrible school shootings didn't have an Antoinette Tuff there to talk the shooter down. I truly believe that these young people don't really want to do this horrible thing; they just aren't thinking clearly and need someone to guide them in a better direction.

  2. I heard that. She is fabulous, and a real hero.

  3. I heard this as well, and I am amazed, she did a wonderful job staying calm and talking to the young man! Many lives we're saved because of her quick thinking!
    We need more like her.

  4. Ms. Tuff was amazing under these circumstances. She might be suited for dealing with emotionally disturbed people. She has a gift.

    Tossing It Out


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